Japanese さっぱり…ない grammar sappari…nai

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Let’s learn Japanese さっぱり…ない grammar sappari…nai:

Formation :

Meaning and how to use :

Describe negative meaning “nothing/ absolutely not…”

Example:

毎日練習していたのに能力はさっぱりアップしない。
Mainichi renshuu shiteitanoni nouryoku ha sappari appu shinai.
Although I practice every day, my ability doesn’t improve at all.

一度読んだのに今さっぱり覚えない。
Ichido yonda noni ima sappari oboenai.
I have read it once but now I don’t remember anything at all.

この番組はさっぱり面白くない。
Kono bangumi ha sappari omoshirokunai.
This program isn’t interesting at all.

彼はさっぱりわがままじゃない。いつも他人のため行動する人だ。
kare ha sappari wagamama janai. Itsumo tanin no tame koudou suru hito da.
He is not selfish at all. He is a person who always acts for others.

赤ちゃんはさっぱり可愛くない。
Akachan ha sappari kawakunai.
The baby is not cute at all.

Note: It often implies that something does not happen as expected.

Written above is Japanese さっぱり…ない grammar sappari…nai. In case you don’t understand the signs we used in fomation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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